Ray is on quite the role today of stupid observations and statements.
The first is "Today's thought" where in one sentence he provides a stunning non sequitur:
"Science is the mere uncovering of the handiwork of Almighty God."
This of course begs the question of whether this universe is "the handiwork of Almighty God". Secondly, how would cancer research fit into this wonderful "handiwork"? Ray claims god left us a book....yet the book includes no instructions as to how to fix our bodies when the design fails. Thanks "Almight God"!
Ray's second "thought" today entitled "Mindless Question" contains a mindless reply:
"lonomoholo said...To Christians: Is there any evidence you can offer to show that the soul is real? Anything credible that is, without the fallback to quoting the Bible."
One question for you. Can you email me any evidence you can offer to show that atheism is real? Anything credible that is, without the fallback of using a computer or any transmitting device. Why do you fear the Bible?"
Easy, Ray, there is lots of evidence that people do not believe in gods. Atheism is a mental construct, a disagreement some people have with people who claim that there are gods. No one said that "atheism" was a "thing" that exists. We can also construct hypothetical objects such as "dragons" or "pixies" in our mind. These are mental images of hypothetical physical objects that could exist...but no evidence has been offered to demonstrate this. A "soul" is similarly claimed by religious people to be some sort of physical (some have tried to weigh it by weighing a body before and directly after death) or non-physical "thing" (whatever that means) that actually inhabits our bodies, gives us our "personhood" and survives our death, leaving our body and floating either to heaven or hell. The question of what a soul is and whether it exists is a legitimate question just as it is a legitimate question to ask people who believe in pixies to provide some rational justification. What does Ray offer? Ridicule. To him it is "mindless" to ask for evidence for religious claims. Interesting. Any thinking person will find it "mindless" to claim that something definitely exists despite there being no evidence either way. Agnosticism in this case is a necessity. I can't anymore prove there is a soul than I can disprove it. But I am not making the claim that it does-Christians do. Notice Ray asks a silly question at the end: Why do you fear the Bible? What does asking whether there is evidence for a "soul" have to do with "fearing the Bible"? Does Ray mean, "why don't you trust the Bible"? Or maybe, "why don't you fear the Bible enough to just accept what we are telling you?" Anyways, this has been another "mindless" day over at Rayville.
"To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise...without plunging into the fathomless abyss of dreams and phantasms. I am satisfied, and sufficiently occupied with the things which are, without tormenting myself about those which may indeed be, but of which I have no evidence."